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Triton XXII, Lot: 1090. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $6000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.05 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 147. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII, laureate bust right, slight drapery / LIB IIII in exergue, Antoninus Pius seated left on sella curulis on daïs, extending right hand and holding volumen in left; on daïs to left, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand and cornucopia in left; on ground to left, citizen standing right, holding fold of toga out with both hands to receive distribution. RIC III 141c var. (bust type); Strack 149; Calicó 1572 (same dies as illustration); BMCRE 546; Biaggi 739 (same dies). EF, lightly toned. Artistic portrait.

From the DMS Collection. Ex G. Hirsch 242 (22 September 2005), lot 2461; G. Hirsch 239 (17 February 2005), lot 1726; G. Hirsch 236 (23 September 2004), lot 2296; G. Hirsch 233 (12 February 2004), lot 1800; G. Hirsch 227 (8 May 2003), lot 483; Triton IV (5 December 2000), lot 552.